Taking Your Skills To The Next Level

Portsmouth@Work offers accessible pathways for meaningful employment, job readiness, training, skill-building, college or vocational certification, career counseling, and job placement opportunities for Portsmouth residents, especially those that need to upskill or reskill toward livable wage careers.

The centrally located Portsmouth@Work Career Center offers both virtual and in-person training that puts you in control of your skill development.

Available Courses Through Portsmouth@Work

Certified Nurse Aide

This nursing fundamentals course prepares the student to assess and provide for the basic physical and emotional needs of clients in all areas of healthcare and prepares the student for the State Certification Examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Marine Coating

Start a career in Marine Coating so that you can learn key terminology as well as hands on application of the protective layers that are applied to surfaces that have been exposed to or immersed in fresh, brackish, and/or salt water. Marine coating can be used with boats, ships, ferries and other watercraft, as well as with marine structures such as offshore oil rigs.



Begin a career as a pipefitter and learn how to install, repair, maintain piping systems, and read design specifications necessary for building appropriate heating, cooling, steam generation, and industrial piping assemblies. 


Learn how to use a fabrication process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool, causing fusion. 

Commercial Driving License (CDL)

If you're looking for a new career that offers high pay and plenty of opportunity for advancement, look no further than our Commercial Driving License (CDL) Class A training.

Global Wind Certification

Global Wind Certification (GWO) is mandatory training required to work in the onshore and offshore wind industry. Our training provides the necessary foundation needed to get you started in one of the fastest growing markets. Upon gaining the required GWO Certifications, your information will be registered in the Wind Industry Database (WINDA) and you will be considered competent and knowledgeable according to the learning objectives of that standard.


DriveNOW training will prepare participants to become a bus operator through training. In preparation to become an HRT Bus Driver, participants will obtain a Commercial Driver’s License learner’s permit, be provided a uniform allowance and provided career readiness training. Once hired, participants will receive additional on-the-job training to earn a Class B Commercial Driver’s License. After successful completion of the program, participants will be offered full-time employment with HRT as a bus operator.

Maritime Institute Bootcamp

The Maritime Institute (MI) Bootcamp program is designed to produce fully credentialed and professionally trained mariners that are qualified to join any US Merchant Vessel at the entry level. Students will obtain their Transportation Worker’s Identification Card (TWIC), their US Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), and will be rated by Standards of Training and Certification for Watchkeepers (STCW-95). These credentials, basic skills training, career skills training specific to the industry, and an “on the job” training opportunity, produce a strongly competitive candidate for employment.

Work from Home

This self-paced, online course will help participants find a work from home position quickly. Participants will learn how to work from home, be introduced to a variety of work from home positions and careers, and then be connected with work from home job openings. Approximately 9 hours of training included. Log-on at any time and complete the modules at a pace that works for you. Once registered, you’ll have access for as long as necessary to complete the course. Some restrictions apply. A Certificate of Completion is issued via download when the course is complete. Grants participants access to industry-specific job boards & the inside tools, tricks, and resources connected to over 350,000 work from home job openings.

Check Out Our Upcoming Events

Every month Portsmouth@Work has events for the community. Come see what's happening in the next few months or register to host your own event.